The Pump Room Museum Harrogate
So on a recent lovely sunny trip to Harrogate I made a book find: a book I’ve been avoiding buying on the internet as it usually seems to be about £20. I went to an amazing second hand bookshop Books for All and was magnetically drawn to the craft section where I found a copy of Practical Knitting for £3.50!
It was published in 1947 and has all the wonderful pictures of staid looking chaps, that you would expect:
This baby looks happier than I would:
I think my favourite page is this really sinister looking peasant doll. Can you imagine giving this to a child?
I’m currently trying out a simple “odds and ends” jumper using up all your old bits of wool. Very make do and mend. I shall report on my progress!